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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“juke boxes” (108 reviews)
“own pace” (141 reviews)
“audio tour” (124 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The exhibit starts with a brief movie about the roots of Southern music. Then you are given an audio guide, which you can listen to at your own pace. The informational part of the audio tour has snippets of music, which are really added to...More

Thank cohappyfeet
Reviewed 4 days ago

I guess that I didn't realize that this was more about the culture leading up to the music I was interested in rather than the music itself. I also didn't realize that there was a lot of reading and history. I would've enjoyed it a...More

1  Thank offandabout
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 8 year old daughter and 13 year son with us on vacation. While we were taking in Beale street, we decided to take in some museums. It's starts will 15 minute short movie and after viewing the short film...More

Thank Thriller2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love, love, love the headsets made it possible to move around at your own pace. Enjoyed listening to tracks of some of the artist. Clean facility. Interesting collections. Must see.

Thank Ml M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a very large museum but if you are a lover of Soul or Rock and Roll it's definitely a stop to make. It's interactive with headphones and different music to listen to while walking. It's a nice quick visit if you have an hour...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you know nothing about rock and soul music before you go in you should leave with at least a better understanding of how it all shaped the music we listen to today as well as the people that pioneered it all.

Thank Dwayne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will learn how Memphis played a major role in both soul music and rock and roll. You are given an audio device to use as you proceed at your own pace through various time periods. You can stay here as long as you want...More

Thank vcm1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of information on the beginnings of rock and roll. It took about an hour and half to move through it. The teenage musicians weren't as into it. Loved listening to the music. Would have liked some hands on exhibits as well.

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great History and moving in a way. Recommend spending sometime to look around. Great location n a iconic streat

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum really captures the history of rock & soul. Would recommend especially to music lovers. Of all ages.

Thank tblack95
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20 September 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
Kruse2007... It takes most guests between 1 and 1.5 hours. However, the Smithsonian-developed exhibition includes over 300 minutes of information, and almost 100 songs which lead our guests through the evolution of Memphis... More
2 May 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
TCnative... By total access plan, I assume you are referring to Memphis' "Backstage Pass" the discount combo ticket between the city's 4 most popular music attractions. By buying a "Bacjkstage Pass," and therefore making an... More